PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. DR. ARRA PSY 202. Psychological Disorders. Psychopathology – refers to patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that disrupt a person’s sense of well-being or social or occupational functioning What is ‘normal’??? DSM - IV. Psychological Disorders.
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Psychopathology – refers to patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that disrupt a person’s sense of well-being or social or occupational functioning
Identifying Abnormal Behavior
Insanity – legal term applied when people cannot be held responsible for their actions or allowed to manage their own affairs because of mental illness
DSM – IV
How diagnosis occurs
What assessment tools/techniques are used?
SOME CLINICAL DISORDERS (Axis – I)
individuals loose touch with reality
+ symptoms = hallucinations, delusions
- symptoms = flat affect, poor social skills
highly genetic brain disease
AXIS – I
Axis III – General Medical Conditions
Axis IV – Psychosocial and environmental problems
Axis V - Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)
Disorders usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence